Research Assignment

On this page, please post your three different research ideas.  The research that each member posts will help in developing our wiki.  This part of the project counts for 6 points toward the final project.  If you do not complete this part of the project, you will not be able to receive a "superior" rating.  To post your research, select EDIT, and then type in your research within the page.  Please do not copy and paste your research from where you found it.  Also, make sure to cite your sources.  Also, type your name beside your post, so you can get credit!

Research 

Megan Lerch:  

SKRBL is a whiteboard application that allows the user to draw, type, upload pictures, and share files.  It is free of charge to use and there is no downloading required.  http://www.skrbl.com/

Megan Lerch:

If a user wants, he or she can register for SKRBL.  Registering allows for the user to share files with others.  Others can see what the user has created on the whiteboard.  This tool allows for collaboration.  http://lifehacker.com/software/whiteboard/create-instant-online-whiteboards-with-skrbl-240574.php

Megan Lerch:

Once a user creates an account, he or she can set their whiteboard to private.  This allows only them to see what they are developing on their whiteboard.  Several other viewing options can be created by the user.  They can make their whiteboard password protected or make it visable to anyone on the internet.  If they would like for others to see what they have developed, they can send others an e-mail, inviting them to their whiteboard.  Those invited do not have to have registered to use SKRBL.  http://www.detools.ca/?p=827

Jennifer Critser:

I found that there is also a SKRBLteams application. This is used just like the normal SKRBL but users can browse the internet together and also have video conferences along with other things. This website provides information on the difference between the free SKRBL program and the SKRBLteam program. SKRBLteam also costs money, but it is only $10 a month.

http://www.teamskrbl.com/

Jennifer Critser:

In this video a man describes different action buttons you can use on this whiteboard which include a highlighter, changing the color of text or the color of a line, uploading pictures, etc. This video also provides an example of a lesson plan a teacher may use and this individual also describes SKRBL as a free, more plain version of a smartboard. A smart board is another interactive tool but it is not free.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRCMmd6jNDU

Jennifer Critser:

This video shows where to go to create a new account and an example of how SKRBL can be used for lesson assignments. It shows the process of some students creating a webpage on SKRBL and shows a couple students working on the same project at the same time.

http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=643ecdbf07e2ba4cfc55

Esther Wearmouth:

I found that you can have a tasks list that allows you and other group member to see what everyone is working on.

http://www.skrbl.com/faq.html

Esther Wearmouth:

I have found that you can have a graffti board that you can embed onto your own web page. I not sure if this incurs a fee or how it works but I have seen some on different web pages.

http://www.ruveka.com/blog.html

Julianne Siderys:

SKRBL is an easy share online whiteboard that allows the user to share files, pictures, and text with nothing to install or download.

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Julianne Siderys

One of he newest editions to SKRBL is the team application. This edition is built around an enhanced whiteboard and has to new features to extend 

team collaboration.

http://www.skrbl.com/aboutteamskrbl.html

Julianne Siderys:

In this article Josh Lownsohn is an associate editor for Webware.com and he gives his thoughts on SKRBL. 

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-9692324-2.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=Webware